Programs and Events

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Foothill Fibers Guild is meeting via Zoom and in-person gatherings have been suspended until it is safe to do so. Members receive Zoom connection links.

Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.

In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.

♦ Upcoming Programs  (Scroll to the bottom for recent programs)

December 7, 2021 at 6:30 via Zoom

We will have fun at our annual holiday party. Details and zoom link to be provided soon.

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Upcoming FFG Events

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And keep knitting, crocheting, felting, and making baskets, too!!

♦ Upcoming Regional Events:

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Recent Events

A modified version of the Nevada County Fair was held August 11-15, 2021. The Guild displayed the work of members in Ponderosa Hall.


Our Annual Picnic and Tailgate Sale was held via zoom on June 22, 2021

Browse the Challenge Gallery at the link below

2021 Guild Challenge Gallery

Recent Programs

October 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM via Zoom

Jody Alexander – Textile Mending Techniques Around the World

Jody, a Guild member, is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA and Penn Valley. She combines textiles and found objects with discarded books and gives them new live as scrolls, wall pieces, books, sculptural objects, and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, mending techniques, and reuse.

Jody’s program focused on textile mending techniques around the world and included her work as well as other fiber artists who work mending techniques and/or aesthetics into their pieces. Jody was the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship. Recent exhibits include Kyoto, Japan and Watsonville, CA. Her website is JodyAlexander and her blog is at wishiwashistudio

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 on Zoom: Marilyn Romatka on Uzbek Ikat

 Marilyn presented Uzbek Ikat: The Personal Saga of an Exceptional ClothExperience the exotic in your own home town; travel to Central Asia in this multi-media presentation. We have all seen Uzbek Ikat on the runway in New York and London, now travel back to Uzbekistan with Marilyn to watch the process of its production. Each thread manipulated, dyed, and woven into exquisite cloth – truly hand-crafted.


Guild Members can visit the Archives for older newsletters to see past programs